Surrey woman $39.5 million richer thanks to lotto win

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Surrey resident Michelle De Roma is $39.5 million richer.

De Roma found out she won the jackpot after heading to Tsawwassen Mills to do some shopping.

“I heard someone won in South Delta, so I decided to check my ticket,” she said.

Michelle De Roma bought her winning ticket at Tsawwassen Mills. (Photo by Sandor Gyarmati/Delta Optimist)

“I went and scanned it myself and it said, ‘It’s a winner’. Then the number the 39 million came up.”

De Roma, a mother of three, first told her husband. She laughed at today’s press conference, “It’s his birthday.”

She purchased her quick pick at the Gateway Newsstand at Tsawwassen Mills.

De Roma plans to buy a new house and travel. Her first destination will be Rome.